WANTED: Executive Director, Affordable housing & urban revitalization (Texas)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks an energetic and entrepreneurial leader to be the Executive Director of the newest LISC office in San Antonio, Texas.

This is a key position within LISC and is critical to the success of this new office.

With the support of a national LISC team and a local advisory committee, the Executive Director will lead the implementation of a strategy to increase the number of affordable housing units in San Antonio and align LISC resources of grants, loans, technical assistance, consultants, and advocacy into a comprehensive community development initiative that includes physical (real estate) development and economic, health,
educational and safety elements that comprehensively enhance the quality of life in communities we serve. 
The position requires a strong commitment to the role of community‐based non‐profit organizations as an agent of positive community change as well as an understanding of and appreciation for other key public and private partners who can offer additional resources to the work of community development in San Antonio.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate cultural competency working in communities of
color, and have demonstrated experience in shaping real estate projects and growing organizational capacity.

LISC is the nation’s largest community development intermediary organized in 1980 to assist community development corporations (CDCs) as well as other private and public community development‐oriented entities in their efforts to create and maintain healthy sustainable communities.  LISC believes that community‐linked development partners are the best vehicles to achieve lasting and positive neighborhood change for the benefit of low and moderate‐income people.  These partners are accountable to local residents and engage in a wide range of physical, economic and human development activities.   

LISC manages offices in 30 cities across the country and works with 61 rural community partners in 31 states.  The typical urban LISC office has three to seven staff and an average budget of $1‐1.5 million per year. The Executive Director is responsible for raising capital and resources locally that are leveraged by National LISC’s support; and for managing the budget, hiring and managing staff, and supporting the local advisory committee.  The Executive Director reports to a regional Program Vice President, and is in close communication with other members of the LISC management team and its national programs and affiliates.

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